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Iran Berates GCC Statement on Three Persian Gulf Islands

Tehran has reacted to Statement 149 of foreign ministers of the [Persian] Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) regarding Iran’s ownership of three Persian Gulf islands.

US sets up Persian Gulf drone task force amid tensions with...

The US Navy announced Thursday it has launched a new task force in the Persian Gulf incorporating drones and artificial intelligence, adding the force will rely on regional and coalition partnerships.

“Speedboat hits South Pars Platform in Persian Gulf”

Reports say a speedboat has hit Platform B in Iran’s South Pars gas field in the Persian Gulf.

Iran Calls Successive Maritime Incidents in Sea of Oman ‘Suspicious’

Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh has described as totally suspicious the reports of successive security incidents involving vessels in the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman, warning against any effort to create a vicious atmosphere to pursue certain political goals.

Zarif Meets Omani Counterpart in Tehran on His Last Day in...

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has held talks with his Omani counterpart Badr Al Busaidi, who is in Tehran to attend the inauguration ceremony of Iran's president-elect.

Iran Inaugurates Major Pipeline to Bypass Strait of Hormuz for Oil...

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has officially inaugurated the first phase of the 1,000-kilometre oil pipeline connecting Goreh in the west of Persian Gulf to Jask in its east, making Iran independent of the Strait of Hormuz for oil exports.

Iran Calls on US, European Vessels to Leave Persian Gulf

Commander of the Naval Force of the Iranian Army Rear Admiral Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi has called for foreign vessels to leave the Persian Gulf region.

Iran’s Biggest Navy Ship Kharg Catches Fire, Sinks in Sea of...

The Iranian navy's biggest vessel caught fire and later sank in the Sea of Oman early Wednesday.

Israeli-Owned Ship Attacked near UAE’s Fujairah Port

The Israeli-owned cargo ship Hyperion has been attacked near the shores of the Fujairah emirate of the United Arab Emirates.

Iran Opens Several Major Water Desalination Projects

Several major projects to transfer water from the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman to central and eastern Iran have got off the ground.